The antiprostaglandin meds used for periods are ibuprophen, aspirin and naproxen. ....
i just want to say DO NOT
take any ibuprofen, motrin, advil, naproxen or any other NON STEROID ANTI INFLAMMITORY med if you have UC.
this is very bad for those with UC and cause major inflammation problems in the colon.
many gastroenterologists recommend that their IBD patients stay away from NSAIDs. The reason is because NSAIDs are known to have an adverse effect on Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Even in people without IBD, NSAIDs can contribute to ulcers in both the stomach and the first part of the small intestine and large colon. NSAIDs can cause inflammation and worsen bleeding. They can even knock some people with IBD out of remission.
People with IBD / UC should consult with their gastroenterologist before taking NSAIDs, even those available over the counter.
There is some good news for those who have IBD and are looking for over the counter pain relief. Acetaminophen, sold under many brand names including Tylenol, is not an NSAID and may be safe for people with IBD.
bummer in regards to period pain, but don't do anything to make your UC worse!!!